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Back problems, anyone

Gigaron

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Jan 17, 2019
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After owning Volvos since I learned to drive, I've had several Prius' since 2006. I want a Model 3 so badly, but this old-timer cannot get in and out of it without needing a Tylenol and a back massage afterwards. Sounds like I am out of luck, or am I missing something? PS: I cannot get into my wife's Boxter to save my life.
 
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After finding out I have a moderate to sever herniated disk in my back shortly after buying the 3, I think I get where your coming from. The loaner S I had to drive when I fist picked it up was allot harder to get into. Any low car is going to be a bit harder than a taller car or SUV, but at least the seats are pretty good once you find your sweet spot.
 
I crushed my L5, dislocated my L hip and crushed my R foot in a motorcycle. The few days before I set easy entry was a bear to get up off the seat. I messed with it a bit before I had the seat back come more upright so I could get better leverage with the back of my arm. Now I hardly grunt or moan at all, LoL.
I do love the seat once I get in and have been on several long drives without any soreness. Good luck with the easy entry, it should help a bunch. :)
 

ICUDoc

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FWIW, I have a history of back trouble, and when I test drove the 3, both my girlfriend (who does not have that history) and I found the seats uncomfortable. Trying to figure out a solution ever since. See other thread.
I've had a small couch cushion as extra lumbar support for the last five years (4+ in Tesla Model S). Made it bearable on my sciatica...
 

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